When I moved in, I joked that I couldn’t believe I found one of the only second floor apartments in LA… It was a bummer when I was carrying all my boxes of books up the stairs, but it’s pretty excellent during this unbelievable rain. The amount of rain doesn’t seem out of control for Northern California, but LA definitely can’t handle it. The street in front of my work was flooded. There are a few sinkholes, and a lot of houses sliding. Everywhere the traffic is tied up, lots of accidents, and whole sections of the freeway underwater. It’s pretty amazing. I feel lucky to be dry and warm.